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Old 11-01-2003, 01:14 AM   #1
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Horizontal line across screen.


on my Dell Latitude CPx, my resolution is set to 1024x768x256, on a ATI rage mobility, is this normal?

Welcoming any reply's.

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Old 11-01-2003, 02:09 AM   #2
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Do you have the latest ATI driver? If not install that. Also, try a lower resolution. Like 1024x768

And BTW, X can only support 16 bit. 24 bit is simply emulated. So try running at 16 bit. You won't even notice the difference anyway.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 06:44 AM   #3
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Do you have the latest ATI driver? If not install that. Also, try a lower resolution. Like 1024x768

And BTW, X can only support 16 bit. 24 bit is simply emulated. So try running at 16 bit. You won't even notice the difference anyway.
I dont have the latest ATI driver, but as far as I know I dont need it because this card is VESA compatable, no special setup.

I just learned that I need not have listed the resolution because that was just for the console, In X its default.

Is 24 bit a default, I didnt really "setup" my video card, just installed lilo.

Hopfully I havent confused youi.

Tarts.

{edit}

I changed it to 16 bit...by opening '/etc/X11/FX86Config', uncommenting "DefaultDepth 16"
and commenting "DefaultDepth 24" .

It needs a new display, ill just wait too see when/if it gets unbearable (its really faint), then replace it.

Thanks, Tarts

Last edited by Tarts; 11-01-2003 at 08:35 AM.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 11:18 AM   #4
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first things first. Make a backup of your XF86Config file.

Ok, run xf86configurator
This will setup you new XF86Config file. Chose your monitor type, video card, etc.... But when asked, have it run at 16 bit, and a resolution of 1024x768, try restarting X

If you can't get X to work like that, change your XF86Config file back, go to ATI's web site and get the latest linux drivers and install those. That should fix your problem.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:33 PM   #5
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first things first. Make a backup of your XF86Config file.

Ok, run xf86configurator
This will setup you new XF86Config file. Chose your monitor type, video card, etc.... But when asked, have it run at 16 bit, and a resolution of 1024x768, try restarting X

If you can't get X to work like that, change your XF86Config file back, go to ATI's web site and get the latest linux drivers and install those. That should fix your problem.
See the thing is, it shows up out of X aswell, and even, when you see the Dell logo on boot, it is the display. Right now it just bearly noticable, But somewhere I heard you could screw your monitor up with the wrong setting's, in this case, I didnt know if not having any settings but a default setup was doing harm and if leaving it that way would continue to harm the display.

Hope that clears things up.

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Old 11-01-2003, 01:02 PM   #6
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ok what your talking about is the snyc settings. The Hz and Khz. Those are only applied in X. If your console has that line through it, your monitor could be broken.. If you have another computer, try switching out the monitors. You may have to replace your monitor.
 
  


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